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They built a train for me to cross the Sandusky River
A trestle over fast water
Spoke
Come over, come over soon
Anytime her whistle blows

Oh gentle night come
Be there when I open my eyes
Sway me like sashays on Saturdays
On late Saturday nights

My arms are wings not arms to fly away
Some say so, so say some now
While it is yet today
I shanít tarry on the eve of departure

See how fast our water slips through these hands
Laugh last at Sandusky as I cross over her
Like a constellation on the run

Oh gentle night come if you will, if you might, you must
I will not miss your steps when I board
Or look back before

Who will cry a tear, who if not the river?
I will shed my quarry spall as if a feather knew

Letís get past the carnival, the circus,
Past the tomfoolery of a strongman,
Bearded ladies, freaks, clowns and snake oil carnies.
Glide by serpents coiled in baskets rising to out of tune flutes
Out of touch players, fingers

I will stick my hand out the window to touch the trestle
Of wood as I cross the Sandusky with fondness
As I close my eyes into the gentle good night

Can you hear the river murmur as we pass around the bend
Out of sight?



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The following comments are for "Arriving on Time"
by williamhill

williamhill's transcendent train
Charlie-
A highly enjoyable read..indeed.

Good to read VOICE.


"Engineer blew his whistle long and hard/ Can't stop this train/ You got to let it roll on" - Chuck Berry, "Let It Rock"


Ciao,
Robert William

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: July 21, 2008 )





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